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A new podcast by, for, and about the crew.
A new podcast by, for, and about the crew.
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Testing, 1, 2, 3

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First of all, I want to thank everyone for their support, both financial and emotional (but mostly financial (but emotional support is pretty good, too)). I'm excited that you're as excited about Crew Call as I am excited about it. Excitedly.

In an effort to get the show up and running as soon as the Kickstarter campaign has finished, I've begun trial runs on the podcast. I borrowed a friend's Blue Snowball microphone, set up a Google Voice account for guests to call into, and downloaded a bunch of free trial versions of various sound software.

I've asked some of my fellow below-the-line bloggers to be my Guinea pigs.

The one on the right is Nathan; Mike is on the left.
The one on the right is Nathan; Mike is on the left.

These folks are, in no particular order: Michael Taylor, a set lighting technician, AKA "the Hollywood Juicer" behind Blood, Sweat, and Tedium; Nathan Gendzier, a location manager and writer of Polybloggimous; Darryl Humber, a dolly grip who writes, naturally, Dollygrippery, and Evan Luzi, camera assistant and creator of The Black and Blue.

I approached AJ of The Hills Are Burning, only to be informed that she's as anonymous as I am. I'd always just assumed that "AJ" were her real initials, and the picture on her profile page was actually of her. (Am I the only one who didn't know this?)

Anyway, the bloggers felt like a natural place to start, since they're already used to writing about themselves and their jobs. I'm just getting them to say that stuff out loud.

After this first round of testing, I'll open up the floor to input from donors about who I should interview and what I should ask them.

It's going to be fun!

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